How to Boot Android in Recovery Mode?

In this post, we’ll see how to boot Android in recovery mode. Let’s get started.

Method #1

  1. Shut down your Android phone.
  2. Press Volume down and Power keys simultaneously and hold them until you see words on your device’s screen.
  3. After that, press the Volume down button until you see Recovery Mode. Now press the Power button.

Note: if the buttons combination mentioned at the above second step didn’t work for your device, then try that step with Volume up and Power keys.

Method #2

This method is for the rooted Android device only.


  1. Install and open the Simple Reboot app.
  2. Provide the root permission.
  3. Now, you can see a menu with these options – Power off, Restart, Soft restart, Restart to recovery, Restart to bootloader, Restart to safe mode.
  4. Hit the Restart to recovery option.

Method #3

You can boot Android in the recovery mode using the following command on PC (but, you need to enable USB debugging on Android and install ADB drivers on your PC for this) or Android (but you need to install Terminal Emulator for Android app for that).

The command is:

  • adb reboot recovery (for PC)
  • reboot recovery (for Android)

I’m doing this method on an Android phone.

  1. In the Terminal Emulator app, type su and then hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
  2. Now, provide the root permission for the app.
  3. Type reboot recovery and then hit the Enter key on the keyboard.